Amazing Willingness to Share

URMIA provides such an incredible resource center of documents on almost any subject in risk management, but the people both in the URMIA National Office and the membership are the most precious resource of all. The willingness to share is truly amazing.

Michael Histed, University of Ottawa - Member since 2012


URMIA Makes Me a Better Risk Manager

Where can you find an organization with members who know and understand your issues and concerns? Where can you find knowledge and expertise about how to manage and insure risk in higher education? URMIA is THE organization I turn to for advice, guidance, expert knowledge, and support. URMIA makes me a better risk manager.

Sally Alexander, Colorado State University - Member since 2008

Welcomed with Open Arms

URMIA is a fantastic organization for someone with direct or tangential responsibility for addressing risk in their college or university. One of the best parts about URMIA is how easy it is to become involved, no matter how little or how much time you might have. When I joined URMIA in 2010, being new to higher education, URMIA welcomed me with open arms and put me to work! I’ve greatly valued the relationships and professional development experience URMIA has allowed me to build in just a few short years.

Luke Figora, Northwestern University - Member since 2010

URMIA Opened My Eyes

I can’t say enough about how the resources of URMIA have facilitated my success in Higher Education Risk Management. Though when beginning my position at Chapman University, I had over 25 years of experience in the field of insurance and 15 in Risk Management, none of it had been in higher education. While there are many components of a risk management program that are shared across industry, my participation in URMIA opened my eyes to the challenges unique to the field of Higher Education risk management. The collegial and sharing nature of this community is unique and provides an invaluable resource. The people and what they share, the conferences, and the URMIA web network are invaluable aids to success. Eventually, I decided it was time to give back, first serving on the Communications Committee, then co-chairing that Committee, and now serving on the URMIA Board.

Allan F. Brooks, Chapman University - Member since 2006

Don't Do This Alone

Risk management is a challenging and dynamic profession especially in higher education. We get some of the most interesting and curious inquiries...drones, foreign travel, international intellectual property, value of the contents of our libraries…what was your question of the day today? I found that at least one of my colleagues in URMIA has suggestions and maybe even resolved the challenge I am having right now. It is great to be connected to hundreds of the brightest intellects in the risk management profession. The cumulative knowledge is invaluable!

Steve Bryant, Texas Tech University System - Member since 2002

Inquiries Are Readily Answered

My membership with URMIA has allowed me to network with higher education risk managers throughout the country. My inquiries about new – and reoccurring risk issues – are readily answered with how others handle the situation, sample policies and guidance to resources. Just as helpful are the questions posed by other members as they draw my attention to possible exposures that hadn’t yet come to my attention. Using the references, confirmations of current practice, and personal experiences of my peers validates my ideas and heightens the probability of acceptance of proposals.

Barbara Schatzer, University of San Diego - Member since 2003

Hear What Our Members Are Saying

Membership is Highly Valued